The doldrums of the North Pacific have apparently accumulated miles of trash. In the North Pacific Gyre, we have a consolidating dump roughly the size of the United States.

How hard would it be to trawl the trash with plastic nets, bundling it up into bales? Could we then use these as building blocks for a large mid-Pacific raft, stacking them up to build a stable floating island?

You could build a giant ocean barge and live on it once the ice caps melt and the majority of the earth is flooded. Then you make a movie about your life starring Kevin Costner. - Cal